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BROMBERG Brian Patrick
布萊恩

Brian Patrick Bromberg began playing guitar at the age of 13 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. From this age, he was taught music through composition, jazz, and improvisation, a teaching method he utilises in his classes to this day. When in high school, James Black, a violinist with the Chicago Symphony and the conductor of a local orchestra, noticed Brian’s talent in composition. James gave him a cello and encouraged Brian to start preparing for auditions to universities.


Brian attended Illinois State University where he studied cello performance with Gregory Hamilton, conducting with Glenn Block, and composition with David Feurzeig. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree, Brian was selected for the cello performance scholarship to attend the prestigious Otago University of New Zealand where he continued his compositional studies with Anthony Ritchie. It was at this time that Brian won The Philip Neill Prize for best new composition.


Brian is an active composer of new music with a current repertoire that includes an extensive array of music for orchestra and chamber groups. His works have been performed by ensembles in Singapore, the USA, Canada, Croatia, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia.


Apart from being a major advocate for the performance and cultivation of new music, Brian is an avid chamber and orchestral musician. He has performed with The Lukas Foss Festival Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Dunedin Southern Symphonia, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and with Singapore’s Orchestra Of Music Makers.


In addition to playing cello, Brian is also an active musician in Javanese gamelan. He has performed with Gamelan Singa Nglaras for the past five years, being invited to perform at The Malay Heritage Centre, The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, and The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore.

Brian has extensive experience teaching music at the highest levels in the United States and Singapore, a track record of collaborating with colleagues to form and coach ensembles that allow all students to develop their unique talents, and the ability to design experiences that help learners approach music with curiosity and creativity. Brian also runs the music label ShanGORIL La Records, which releases new and experimental music from around the world.


布萊恩(Brian Patrick Bromberg)從十三歲開始學習吉他和鋼琴,彈奏爵士音樂,即興音樂,並自學作曲。中學期間芝加哥樂團的小提琴家 James Black 發現布萊恩的作曲天賦後,在 James 的指導下,布萊恩迅速地掌握了大提琴技巧,並因此加入 James 自己創建的樂團。


在伊琳偶伊州(Illinois)大學讀音樂系學士期間,布萊恩學習大提琴並跟隨 David Feurzeig 和 Sara Hwang 學習作曲。當時伊利諾伊樂團首映了他創作的第一交響曲。畢業以後布萊恩在 Otago University 讀音樂碩士,他的導師是 Anthony Ritchie 和 Gregory Hamilton。在此期間佈萊恩贏得了 The Phillip Neill 作曲獎。大學期間除了學習大提琴和作曲,布萊恩也學習了印度尼西亞的傳統音樂 “gamelan”。


碩士畢業後,布萊恩經營過一個出版新音樂和實驗音樂的品牌。布萊恩跟隨 The Lukas Foss Festival 樂團在卡內基大廳表演,而後跟隨 The Dunedin Southern Symphonia,The Orchestre Symphonique de Québec 以及新加坡的 Orchestra of Music Makers 樂團表演。


現在布萊恩在給三個香港的音樂學校作曲,並且跟隨幾個本地的合奏團表演。他一直在不斷地尋找與更多的音樂家和作曲家合作的機會。

MAJOR WORKS 主要作品

Orchestra


  • Five Pieces For Orchestra (2008)

  • Wind Up Bird Chronicles (2020)

  • Symphony 3 (2019)

  • Symphony 2 (2009)

  • Symphony 1 (2005)

  • Impressions for Orchestra (2004)

  • Winter Overture, String Orchestra (2003)


Chamber


  • MindDrift, String Orchestra (2021)

  • Alexandra Variations, for String Quartet (2021)

  • Directions For Knowing All Dark Things, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello (2021)

  • Here Forward, Piano, Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello (2021)

  • Kandinsky No. 2, Piano Trio (2021)

  • String Quartet 2, 2 violins, viola, cello (2020)

  • Tentet, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion (2020)

  • Vital Nutrients, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Cello (2020)

  • Piano Trio, Piano, Violin, Cello (2018)

  • Muzak for four or more cellos, four or more cellos (2017)

  • Kandinsky No. 1, Piano, Violin, Cello (2008)

  • Music in Limbo, Soprano Saxophone, Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano (2007)

  • If You Don’t Look at the Sky Enough, Viola, Piano (2006)

  • Kind of Kismet, Violin, Piano (2006)

  • Septet, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello (2005)

  • String Trio, Violin, Viola, Cello (2005)

  • Owl Brook Lament, Violin, Cello (2004)


Solo/Sonata


  • Violin Sonata II (2007)

  • Violin Sonata I (2006)

  • Cello Sonata (2006)

  • Viola Sonata (2005)

  • Piano Sonata (2005)

  • Thought Crimes For Cello (2005-2021)

  • Abstractions For Cello And Piano (2018)

  • Abstraction for Violin and Piano (2008)

  • Piano Sonatina (2018)


Works for Young Players


  • Ristorante el Mexicano, Violins, Piano, Percussion (2007)

  • Shang-ri- La, Violins, Cello, Piano 4 hands, Voice (2020)

  • Four Pieces For String Quartet (2005)

  • Shades of Green, String Orchestra (2005)